Gardner-Webb survives Morehead St. in OT 86-82
LAS VEGAS (AP)
Josh Castellanos scored just 11 points in the game, but they all came with less than 2:02 in overtime - and at the free throw line - as Gardner-Webb survived Morehead State 86-82 Friday in the Las Vegas Invitational.
Naji Hibbert led Gardner-Webb (4-4) with 23 points and Isaiah Ivey chipped in 17. Angelo Warner led Morehead State (6-3) with 22 points.
Castellanos, a transfer graduate student, went 11 of 12 from the line, including the Bulldogs' last three points to ice it, as Gardner-Webb got out quickly in overtime and Morehead State was forced to foul repeatedly to stop the clock.
Morehead held a 13-point halftime lead, but Gardner-Webb rallied with a 49 point second half. Ivey hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra session.
Tyrell Nelson added 15 points and 11 boards for the Bulldogs.